Staten Island Chuck Says ‘Spring Is Coming’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – If you’ve been wondering where winter has been, what with the warm weather and all, wonder no more – it won’t be around for long, anyway.

Staten Island Chuck, the resident rodent prognosticator of the five boroughs, says spring is coming early. Chuck did not see his shadow.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was on hand for the prediction. Bloomberg wore thick gloves while handling him, most likely in an effort to avoid the wrath of Chuck, who took chunk out of Bloomberg’s finger in 2009.

1010 WINS’ Steve Sandberg reports

However, Chuck’s chief competition in rodent forecasting, Punxsutawney Phil, disagrees.

Phil did see his shadow, forecasting six more weeks of winter.

Prognosticators on Long Island also contradicted each other. Suffolk County’s Holtsville Hal didn’t see his shadow, predicting an early spring, while Malverne Mel saw his shadow calling for six more weeks of winter.

WCBS 880’s Sean Adams On The Story

The Staten Island Zoo, where Charles G. Hogg makes his burrow, reportedly says Chuck has accurately predicted the forecast some 80 percent of the time since the 1980s.

Who do you think is right? Take our poll, and sound off in our comments section below.

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  1. la says:

    Bite him!

  2. What says:

    Phil is always right. Chuck is just an imitator.

    Well, we had fun this spring, but it’s back to winter for us…

    1. Tom says:

      Chuck is NEVER right!!!

  3. Rich Scorce says:

    we haven’t had winter yet. did chuckie try to bite bloomie?

  4. cygon says:

    my daffodils have put forth flower buds. I hope they don’t get frozen off. Am dreading an early, warm spring with all those extremely allergenic tree pollen.
    And SI CHuck should have at least tried for Bloomie’s nose… sonovab!+ch.

  5. Tom says:

    Haha, who actually believes this rodent? Get ready for 6 more weeks of winter!!! The worst is yet to come!!!!

  6. Bullett says:

    Hey Mike, did little “Chucky” try to bite you again?

  7. MIKE says:

    ANOTHER WAY CAUCASIONS ARE SICK!! WTF CARES ABOUT A FRIGGIN GROUND HOG??

    1. Amanda J Wallace says:

      How are they sick? And if you don’t care, then why take the time out to read the article then?
      wow, bitter much?

      1. MIKE says:

        DAMN STRAIGHT I’M BITTER! TIRED OF WHITEY! WHITEY OWES ME!

  8. Kel says:

    yea for chuck!! can’t wait for green grass, flowers, green leaves birds singing!!

    1. cygon says:

      … and a chunk off bloomie’s asss.

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